CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) is a widespread unofficial software add-on for cheap digital CANON compact cameras that can get unbelievable functionality out of them: Shooting in raw, automating camera actions with scripts, making time lapse videos, super-fast motion detection (able to catch lightning strikes), extremely short and long exposures, syncing two cameras for stereo photography, rugged film scanning, luminography - painting with light, microscopic photography/depth-of-field stacking,
book scanning, aerial photography, stop motion animation, bracketing/high dynamic range, syncing many cameras, using as text file reader, games, communication with other equipment..
The workshop aimed at:
15 experimentally working (anti)-artists/-photographers/-animators/ -movie makers, amateur astronomers, those who are not-so-technically versed and experience frustration when running into computer problems and those who could do this on their own, but would like to do it with us.
To participate, drop a line to: workshop [at] aa-vv [dot] org
briefly outlining your interests. URL would be helpful too.
Fee: 55,- Euro/The whole lot
Registration until June 1, 2010
Further details: http://www.aa-vv.org